from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism A wandering mendicant and ascetic.
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- n. a Hindu religious mendicant
Hindi sannyāsī, from Sanskrit saṃnyāsī, from saṃnyasyati, he renounces : sam, together; see Sanskrit + ni, down + asyati, he throws.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)